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Fonds F0100 - Frederick Augustus Bagley Fonds

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Frederick Augustus Bagley Fonds


  • 1901-1903 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Frederick Augustus Bagley was born on September 22nd 1859 in St. Lucia, British West Indies. At the age of ten he came to Canada with his family. In 1874 he joined the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) and served until 1899. During the second Boer War Bagley served as the commanding officer of "C" squadron, 5th regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles. His unit shipped off to South Africa but arrived after the war had ended. Bagley resumed his military service in First World War and afterwards moved to Banff, Alberta in 1924 and worked in the Museum of Natural History. He was also very involved in the musical life of Calgary, and conducted the Calgary Citizens' Band from 1903 to 1920. Bagley died in 1945.

Archival history

Items were given to Keno Balla (uncle of donor, 1906-1993), by Bagley at some point during the 1920-30's in Calgary. Balla and Bagley played in a band together.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gayle MacDonald, 2002.

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Scope and content

Consists of material related to Colonel Bagley's involvement with the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force as a member of the 5th Battalion of the Canadian Mounted Rifles during the Boer War.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Appraisal complete, June 2017. (JN)


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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Good, with some folding and tearing of carbons and other material inserted into Bagley's "Organization O.C. Reports" book.

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Fred Bagley Fonds at the Glenbow Museum Archives:

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Fonds processed by Jason Nisenson, May 2017.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, May 2017.

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  • Shelf: EW 13-2-5